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under fire. while scandal surrounding former cia chief david pest pet and general allen widen, leon panetta cautions by jumping to conclusions. >> outbreck investigation. lawmakers question behind the meningitis outbreak. >> officers put their lives on the line to stop a shooting at a sikh temple. >> he shot me in the back of the skull and as silly as it sounds i thought to myself is that not enough? >> he's not leaving this parking lot and he's not getting back
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inside the church. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 14, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin with the unfolding sex scandal that cost the cia director his job and now a top u.s. military commander is tangled in this drama. it has enough twists and subplots to rival a soap opera. paula broadwell warned general john allen that jill kelly was a so ductress. broadwell's emails to kelly triggered the investigation. petraeus and kelly wrote letters on behalf of her twin sister in a custody battle. it's turning into a mess that susan mcginnis is covering for us right now. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the overriding concern amid this sex scandal are the national security implications here and today house intelligence leaders are meeting with the acting cia
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director to try to find out who knew what when. campus socialite jill kelly has moved to the center of the scandal which has taken down former general and cia director david petraeus and could ruin the career of another general john allen. allen is now under investigation because of his relationship with kelly. the pentagons looking at more than 20,000 documents and emails between them which some have labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. kelly initiated an fbi investigation after receiving threatening emails later linked to paul jo broadwell, petraeus biographer and mistress. general allen's nomination to be the next commander of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the
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facts are. >> reporter: despite president obama's move to put general allen's promotion on hold, the president still trusts the general to lead american troops. >> he has faith in general allen. i would refer to you the pentagon for the process under way with regards to general allen. >> reporter: some lawmakers are coming out in support of general allen. >> general allen said he's not guilty of any improper behavior. i think he deserves to have us withhold judgment until the investigation the completed. >> reporter: general petraeus was scheduled to testify today about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. in light of the scandal he will not appear at that hearing a decision that's angered some lawmakers. >> i think it's absolutely imperative that general petraeus come and testify. >> reporter: in his place today acting cia director michael morell a leading candidate to replace petraeus at the cia.
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now paula broadwell and jill kelly two women involved here are not making any statements to the press so far. general allen is considering making a statement. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. jill kelley is well-known in social circles for her work with the military community. kelly and her husband often hosted parties for officers and their families. she was given an honorary ambassadorship for her work. over the weekend she made a call to 911 complaining about a reporter near her property claiming she was a diplomat. >> i have vulnerability, they should not be able to stalk my property. >> the state dartment says kelly has no formal affiliation with it and the u.s. central command in tampa says she has no official position with it. meanwhile the defense secretary panetta demost ad four star general. william ward was stripped of a star after being accused of spending thousands of dollars on
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lavish travel and other unauthorized spends. he's been ordered to repay the government $82,000. to efforts to avert the fiscal cliff. today president obama holds his first news conference since being re-elected. he'll meet with business leaders to discuss the budget crisis. on friday he meets with congressional leaders as they work to avoid the tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to go into effect next year. if that happens, middle income families will see a tax increase of $2,000. the congressional budget office says nearly 3.5 million jobs will be lost and the unemployment rate will jump to over 9% if a deal isn't reached. the white house says the president is prepared to listen. >> fair to say the president also believes -- he's not looking to box himself in or box other people's ideas out as we approach the conversation that will begin on friday. >> republicans want to hold the line on income tax rates and force bigger spending
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reductions. on capitol hill today lawmakers will question the head of the pharmacy that's at the heart of the deadly meningitis outbreak. turns out federal health inspectors wanted to hut down the new england compounding center until it cleaned up its operation. jim axelrod reports. >> reporter: this 22-year-old college yearbook picture of barry is one of the few public images of new england compounding center. that will change when he's called to capitol hill to testify about the 32 meningitis deaths traced to drugs made by his company. congressman cliff stern chairs the energy and commerce subcommittee that's investigating. >> i have the right to say there's a debacle here, there's mall if he assistance. can you explain in. >> reporter: stern expect cadden to stay silent. >> the quality control was terrible at the new england compounding center and he was doing nothing about it.
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so for some reason he was camouflaging and trying to indicate to the fda there's no problem. >> was barry cadden a liar? >> obviously he was shading the truth. >> reporter: stern plans to investigate an incident in 2004 when cadden was asked by an fda investigator if necc had trypan blue in stock. cadden said no according to the investigator who then reported finding 189 vials of it on site. >> the fda has a toat explain here because at this point all of us are just aghast at the number of people that have died as well as a huge number of people that ended up in hospitals. >> reporter: stern plans to question fda commissioner about why the agency dropped investigations into the trypan blue incident. and another two years earlier when at least two people developed septic shock after being injected with a drug made by necc.
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we called necc looking for comment. they didn't respond. the fda is out with a statement said it needs its authority to strengthen and looking forward to working with congress to see that this never happens again. jim axelrod, cbs news washington. fall outthis morning from hurricane sandy, the chief operating officer of the long island utility company that took so much heat for its response to the storm is stepping down. sandy knocked out power to more than a million long island power authority customers. some 10,000 still don't have electricity. lipa has taken criticism for how long it took to make repairs. appliances and natural gas maybe to blame for the explosion in indianapolis. two people were killed. the owner of the house at the center of the explosion says the furnace had been having problems. a quick break on this wednesday morning. when we come back dramatic dash cam video, new details showing
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police officers confronting a gunman and saving lives at a shooting at a sikh temple in august. this is the "cbs morning news." a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is limited data on how these drugs compare when warfarin is well managed. no routine blood monitoring means bob can spend his extra time however he likes. new zealand!
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general strike gets under way. workers in spain and portugal walked off the job in protests of austerity measures. the strike prevents travel by train and air as well as closed down schools. protests are also planned in italy, greece, france and belgium. asian stocks got a lift after greece had a sale of short term treasury bills on tuesday. tokyo's nikkei broke a seven day losing streak while the hang seng gained 1%. investors jitters over the fiscal cliff in the u.s. and economic turmoil in europe sent wall street lower. the dow closed at 58 points while the nasdaq fell 20 points. millions of shares of facebook could be looking for an investor to friend them on the stock market today. a lockup period on stock issued to "the social network"ing company's first employees and investors ends today. now they can unload the stock that has lost nearly half of its
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value since facebook's ipo in may when shares opened at $38. and look for some extra traffic this thanksgiving if you're driving to spend the holidays with friends and family. aaa predicts slightly more persons will take to the nation's highways this year but those turkey day travellers say they won't be going as far so they can save on gas as household budgets remain tight. you're still coming over? >> yeah. i guess so. oil be working. i won't be going very far. i'll be looking for something eat. >> i'll bring you leftovers. >> ashley morrison here in new york. coming up your wednesday morning weather then heroes tell their tales. two police officers show how they topped last summer's deadly shooting at a sikh temple. an intense burning sensation like somebody had set it on fire. and the doctor said, cindie, you have shingles. he said, you had chickenpox when you were a little girl... i said, yes, i did.
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with a degree in the field of counseling or psychology from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to make a difference in the lives of others. let's get started at here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in new york morning clouds and clearing 50 degrees. morning showers in miami 82. occasional sun in chicago 46 trees. mostly sunny in dallas, 63 and partly sunny in l.a. 82 degrees. let's check your national forecast. expect nice weather today across much of the country. clear skies over the eastern half of the nation. some showers in the south and northwest and northern rockies will see scattered rain and mountain snow showers. the midwest and west remain dry. when a white supremacist opened fire at a sikh temple police rushed to the scene.
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the gunman killed six but the toll may have been higher if it were not for two cops who gave their first interview to elaine quijano. >> reporter: 10:26 in the morning when oak creek police got the first 911 call. police lieutenant brian murphy driving this car arrived first at the sikh temple. he found two bodies in the parking lot. >> i need an ambulance. i do not see a shooter anywhere. >> reporter: he got out of the car just seconds after he arrived he spotted the gunman wave michael page and chased him in the parking lot. >> i moved forward and realized very quickly this is probably the guy that we're looking for. >> reporter: page a white supremacist was armed with a nine millimeter semiautomatic pistol. >> that's when he raised his gun and we probably shot close to the same time. the first shot took me here and that's why my voice is the way it is. >> reporter: you can see page
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running towards murphy who is on the ground wounded out of frame on the right. page shot murphy 12 times. >> he shot me in the back of the skull. and as silly as it sounds i thought to myself is that not enough? >> reporter: what was the look in his eye? >> expected there to be like most people some kind of, whether it's excitement or anger or something, but there was nothing. >> reporter: about two dozen people were hiding in and around the temple when officer sam lenda the best marksman on the force raced to the scene. >> i'm just stepping out here. i'm bringing the weapon up. giving the command. >> reporter: this is his dashboard camera. and that's his voice. >> this is when i start firing at him.
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>> reporter: lenda hit page at a range of 60 yards. the wounded gunman shot himself in the head. this video never scene publicly shows lenda advancing on the gunman. >> my thought was if i can't shoot him i'm going to run him over. but he's not leaving this parking lot. and he's not getting back inside the church. >> reporter: you stopped him. more people could have died. >> he was on a mission. i confronted evil in the parking lot. and evil was not going leave there. >> the people who remained, people carry on. that's what's important. i went to see the neurologist about the bullet in my skull and he just looked and he said that's a miracle. you can call it divine intervention, call it dumb luck.
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i'm happy to take either one. >> reporter: worshippers have returned to the sikh temple and have forgiven page. lieutenant brian murphy has more surgeries ahead. he's not sure if he'll ever rejoin sam lenda but average surviving 12 bullets he knows anything is possible. elaine quijano, cbs news, oak creek, wisconsin. incredible story. when we come back, sign of the times. a cleveland woman order by a why to hold an embarrassing sign in public as punishment. >> "hey, wrinkle-face." that's what people could say if you're still using a liquid foundation that can settle into your lines and wrinkles and make you look older-- like an apricot or a prune-- and i like both, i just don't want to look like one. covergirl and olay simply ageless foundation has regenerist serum and floats above lines and makes you look younger. you will look so young, people will be like, "how is that baby driving a minivan?" "who let the baby into the bar?" and so on. can your anti-aging makeup do that? simply ageless from olay and easy, breezy, beautiful covergirl.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in d.c. mostly sunny 50 degrees. a mix of clouds and sun in atlanta 54. mostly sunny in st. louis 50 degrees. partly sunny in denver 55 and mostly cloudy in seattle, 52 degrees. the puppeteer who brought
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elmo to life. 52-year-old clash said he's relieved the allegation has been put to rest. he left "sesame street" on monday when allegations came out. two snowboarders strand on washington's mount rainier are back home. they got lost in white out conditions and dug a cave and called 911. rescuers reached the men two days later. a cleveland woman served some unusual punishment in the case of dangerous driving. 32-year-old sheena harden was ordered to hold up a sign only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus. she stood at an intersection for an hour. she was holding that sign because back in september she was caught on tape driving on the sidewalk to get around a school bus unloading children.
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in some places when you do that you go straight to jail. she was actually pretty lucky. i'm terrell brown, this is the "cbs morning news."
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. good morning. welcome to 9news now. we're at it again. today is wednesday, november 14. thank you for being with us. i'm andrea roane. 36 degrees. no sleeves required. i'm mike hydeck. thanks for joining us. >> that would be me he's referring to.
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>> she looks fantastic. i'm just giving her a hard time. we're warm. we're cozy. must be warm in the studio. >> tough lady. weather wise the chill is out there. she works with us. she has to be. a chill out there. temperatures ins 20s and 30s but a nice sunny day ahead. good visibility but cold, 36. we'll only be 41 by 9:00. sunshine all day long. noon 47. high today about 51 or so and looking at temperatures about i 5:00 in the upper 40s there. winds north at about 10 miles an hour. temperatures this morning down to 27 in frederick. 32 manassas and leesburg. 35 martinsburg and even here in d.c. we're down to 36 only right on top of the bay you have temperatures still above the 40-degree mark. the front came through yesterday morning with the rain showers. you know the slow commute we had. we're clear now. there's the front well off shore. nothing really headed our way. a few clouds in the midwest. we'll see some of those coming
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late tonight and tomorrow. we look to be dry through at least saturday, maybe longer. high temperatures today upper 40s to low 50s. at 4:27 here comes the sleeveless monika with timesaver traffic. on the outer loop of the beltway after new hampshire avenue, watch out for the overnight construction still in place. should be cleared up shortly. if you're planning to head northbound on 95, things look great. no issues to report as you travel up from triangle toward woodbridge and spring field. everything is looking good on 395 as well to the 14th street bridge. let's go back over to the live picture right now on the northbound side of i-95. as you can see volumes are still pretty light, at least as it goes to springfield to 395. back over to the maps this time to the inbound side of i-66. looking great out of manassas to centreville. no issues in fairfax toward nutley street where we still add some construction in place that should again be cleared up shortly. this is what it looks like at the american legion bridge on the west side of town. i'll be back with more coming
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up at 4:39. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. general john allen's nomination to be the next commander of the u.s. european command as well as nato supreme command ally in europe is on hold. >> he's been drawn into the scandal surrounding david petraeus after investigators found e-mails that the d.o.d. says are inappropriate. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: jill kelley has moved to the center of the scandal that has already taken down former general and c.i.a. director david petraeus and could ruin the career of another general john allen. allen is now under investigation because of his relationship with kelley. the pentagon is looking at more than 20,000 documents and e- mails between them which some have labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. >> reporter: kelley initiated an f.b.i. investigation after receiving threatening e-mails later linked to paula broadwell, petraeus biographer and mistress.
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petraeus resigned last friday when his affair became public. general allen's nomination to be the next command of u.s. forces and europe command is in doubt. >> his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: despite president obama's move to put general allen's nomination on hold, the white house says the president still trusts the general to lead american troops. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he's doing and has done an excellent job and i would refer to the pentagon for the process under way with regards to general allen. >> reporter: some lawmakers are coming out in support of general allen? >> he said he's not guilty of any improper behavior. i think he deserves to have us withhold judgment until the investigation is completed. >> reporter: general petraeus was scheduled to testify today about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. in li

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